A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." - Jeff Bezos
Known as one of the innovators of the modern world, Jeff Bezos is no stranger to success. As founder of eCommerce colossus, Amazon, Jeff Bezos is one of the planet's most famous entrepreneurs, taking risks and generating profit at any given opportunity.
We could all stand to learn a thing or two from Jeff Bezos and to help you do just that, here are seven things you probably didn't know about him.
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One. Mr Bezos starting his working life at McDonald's. Born in Albuquerque in 1964, Jeff worked at the fast-food chain during his teenage years, flipping burgers and mopping up ketchup at his local branch.
Two. A testament to the man's vision, Jeff was an early investor in none other than Google. Now, despite being one of Amazon's biggest rivals, Bezos remains an investor in Google. He was one of the first backers of the search empire, investing $250,000 back in 1998.
Three. As a man of many interests, film fanatic Jeff Bezos starred in Star Trek Beyond. You might not notice him as he is an alien officer of Star Fleet and is only on-screen for a few fleeting moments, but as a longstanding fan of the franchise, it's safe to say he's fulfilled a childhood dream there.
Four. Like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos wants to evacuate humans from Earth. Bezos believes humans will need to be removed from Earth if the species is to survive long into the future. That said, he's set up a space company in 2000 named Blue Origin that is dedicated to creating the kind of technology that will send humans to space at a low cost.
Five. Another one of Jeff's leftfield, far out ventures, the entrepreneur is currently in the throes of building a mystery clock in the heart of the desert. This huge large mechanical clock is being built in the wilds of Texas is designed to run for 10,000 years.
Six. Despite his riches, fame and success, Jeff Bezos remains frugal. When he first started Amazon, Bezos turned a wooden door into a table to save on startup costs. Today, the tables in the Amazon office adopt the same door-desk model.
Seven. Jezz Bezos believe that smaller teams work better and far more efficiently. As a result, he lives by the Two Pizza Rule: if a team cannot be fed with two pizzas, it’s too big.